State of the state today, APD guarding homes of officers connected with shooting, Albany and Schen school districts have 30 days to save millions, Cohoes robbery/assault suspect blames crack binge, Andrew Cuomo wants you to connect with him

Governor Cuomo's State of the State address is scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon. One of the things he's expected to announce -- a new statewide commission to examine education issues, including improving student performance and school accountability. Cuomo is expected to make his second year about making government agencies run more efficiently and cheaply. [NYT] [TU]

Albany and Schenectady have 30 days to request a hearing to reclaim millions in State Education grant funds. The districts are among 10 who lost funding for missing an application deadline. It could potentially mean about $3.3 million for Albany and as much as $6 million for Schenectady. State Ed says the most important requirement the districts still need to complete: create a system for teacher and principal evaluations. [TU] [News10]

Two internal memos from the Albany County Crime Analysis Center suggests gang members may be planning retaliation against police for the death of 19 year old Nacream Moore, who allegedly pulled a gun on officers during a traffic stop last week. The memo lists 19 gang members and friends of Moore, suggesting officers use caution in dealing with them. The APD is guarding the homes of the officers involved in the incident. [YNN] [WNYT] [TU]

The man charged with breaking into a Cohoes apartment building and assaulting two people -- one fatally, told police "I hurt those people, and I shouldn't have." Mark Richardson blamed his drug addition, claiming he'd been on a three day crack binge when the incident occured. "[T.U.]

Police arrested an Albany man this weekend after DNA evidence connected him to the assault and attempted rape. [TU]

Four Occupy Albany members appeared in court yesterday on charges of criminal contempt and obstruction of governmental administration after being arrested on December 22nd when the city broke down the Occupy Camp. The cases were adjourned for two weeks while the D.A.'s office continues
to evaluate them. [Fox 23]

A spokesperson for Albany D.A. David Soares reelection campaign says a fundraiser, being hosted in part by an Occupy Albany attorney, does not pose a conflict of interest for Soares. [TU]

Rensselaer County Republicans will nominate Former Troy Mayor harry Tutunjian to fill the seat on the county legislature vacated by Lou Rosamilia. [Record]

The former chairman of the St. Clement's Horse show in Saratoga will serve six months for stealing thousands of dollars from the event's souvenir stand. [TU]

The new years day death of Warren Belcher has brought about calls for the repair of Black Bridge in Cohoes. [Record]

Newly sworn in Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy wants Schenectady residents to talk up the Electric City with potential home buyers.[Gazette]

You don't have to like him, but Andrew Cuomo wants you to connect with him [Capitol Confidential]

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A spokesperson for Albany D.A. David Soares reelection campaign says a fundraiser, being hosted in part by an Occupy Albany attorney, does not pose a conflict of interest for Soares.

Doesn't mean it's a good idea.

Soares, please do not eff this up, the last thing we need right now is a Republican DA.

@ B - The county legislature has like 8 Republicans out of 39 representatives, I don't think you need to worry about a Rebuplican DA in Albany county.

I hope you're right Jackers, maybe I've been reading the comments over at Capitol Confidential too much.

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